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Introduction meets Gratification – New MY20 Ninja ZX-10R Price revealed

17th May 2019 India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd. (IKM) announces the price of the new Ninja ZX-10R MY20. Riders can now own the roar of 203PS Ninja ZX-10R at Rs. 13, 99,000 (Ex-showroom-Delhi).
The price Tag of Rs. 13,99,000 has been achieved due to tireless working of the project team by using best material along with advanced technologies, which have kept the price under budget without compromising the quality and output. This price tag will help IKM to mark its dominance in litre-class Supersports category. Also, the budding riders who are looking for upgrade will find this litre-class very affordable.
Kawasaki motorcycles possess both power and grace so are often recognised as being different to other bikes. This results from certain guiding principles adopted at the design stage. Rideology is Kawasaki’s rider-centric development philosophy focused on how the riding experience offered by a Kawasaki is crafted, ensuring that our machines are fun to ride and rewarding to control. This approach has been the force behind many of our legendary machines, and in our pursuit of all possibilities it will continue to guide the future creation of Kawasaki motorcycles.
Based on the KRT race machine that has been amassing record after record in the Superbike World Championship, Kawasaki’s litre-class Supersports model allow a wide range of riders to experience the thrill of exploring their limits on the circuit. Engine improvements for 2020 offer increased power, with an even wider power band – both advantages that will further increase their race-winning potential. This is as close as it gets to being part of the official Kawasaki World Superbike team. Ninja ZX-10R Get Closer.
Vehicle Features at glance:
 The track focused 998 cm3 engine offers a linear power delivery right to its heady peak power. For maximum track-riding efficiency, great care was taken to ensure ideal engine manageability. The lightweight crankshaft creates a quick-revving character contributing to light handling.
 Specially developed Öhlins electronic steering damper provides just the right amount of damping based on vehicle speed and degree of acceleration or deceleration.
 Compact IMU operates in 6 degrees of freedom. Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU enables precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronic rider aids to the next level. Feedback from the IMU enables the addition of the Kawasaki Cornering Management Function. This function uses KIBS and S-KTRC to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner.
 Only the best. Dual Brembo M50 monobloc calipers gripping Ø 330 mm discs, specially prepared radial-pump master cylinder and race-quality steel-braided lines deliver the best braking performance.
As Indian riders have tremendous potential, IKM aims at building sports riding culture in India. This can be verified with market response from previous years and the overwhelming response received after pre-booking announcement.
IKM would like to ignite the racing spark and would like to take privilege in putting the stepping stone for building India’s superbike racing culture. To achieve this Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has to be priced very aggressively. New Ninja ZX-10R being locally assembled model will help in fulfilling the demand supply gap, as we were able to minimize the transit time required in importing CBU model. Also, this initiative of locally assembled was taken keeping in mind the Make in India campaign.
Customers who booked the Ninja ZX-10R during pre-booking period can expect the delivery of their motorcycle from mid of June 2019 onwards. New interested buyers can contact their nearest Kawasaki dealers for booking related information or send a booking enquiry on the website of India Kawasaki Motors. (https://www.kawasaki-india.com)

Upgrades in New Ninja ZX-10R are:
 Increased Engine performance (Maximum power 203 PS / Maximum power with RAM air 213 PS)
 Peak horsepower is higher: +3 PS.
 Finger follower valve actuation (Valve train designed by Kawasaki’s World Superbike engineers)
 DLC (Diamond-like Carbon coating) on finger follower
 Cylinder head ready for High Lift Cam
 Red painted cylinder head cover
 KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter-Dual Direction)

Complementing the above features are:
 S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control)
 KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode)
 KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)
 Electronic throttle valves
 Kawasaki Engine Brake control
 Power mode selection (3 modes)
 KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)
 Aluminium Twin-spar Frame
 Aluminium Swingarm
 High performance BREMBO Brake system
 SHOWA BFFF/BFRC (Balance Free Front Fork / Balance Free Rear Cushion)
 Öhlins electronic steering damper.
 Single seater for Indian Market

New Ninja ZX-10R with More Power introduced

26th April 2019 India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. (IKM) announces 20MY all New Ninja ZX-10R which is all set to roar in India with 203 PS (with RAM air 213 PS). The previous Ninja ZX-10R had 200 PS (with RAM air 210 PS).

New Ninja ZX-10R beautifully caters the image of well-known Supersport model. It has justified the image of Supersport by winning FIM Superbike World Championship (World SBK) four times (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) in a row. Equipped with championship-proven technology New Ninja ZX-10R will surely dominate the streets of India.

New Ninja ZX-10R continues to be a locally assembled model. The Ninja ZX-10R has already set the benchmark of locally assembled Supersport for IKM’s Plant. Assembly of New Ninja ZX-10R will raise the standard to new level.

Ninja ZX-10R reproduces the image of Production Model used in world superbike racing championship, enabling customer to enjoy the same experience of WSBK racing. This has been possible by continuous monitoring of Race data, its analysis and thus embedding the same in research and producing the improved successor.

Upgrades in New Ninja ZX-10R are:

  • Increased Engine performance (Maximum power 203 PS / Maximum power with RAM air 213 PS)
  • Peak horsepower is higher: +3 PS.
  • Finger follower valve actuation (Valve train designed by Kawasaki’s World Superbike engineers)
  • DLC (Diamond-like Carbon coating) on finger follower
  • Cylinder head ready for High Lift Cam
  • Red painted cylinder head cover
  • KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter-Dual Direction)

Complementing the above features are:

  • S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control)
  • KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode)
  • KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)
  • Electronic throttle valves
  • Kawasaki Engine Brake control
  • Power mode selection (3 modes)
  • KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)
  • Aluminium Twin-spar Frame
  • Aluminium Swingarm
  • High performance BREMBO Brake system
  • SHOWA BFFF/BFRC (Balance Free Front Fork / Balance Free Rear Cushion)
  • Öhlins electronic steering damper.
  • Single seater for Indian Market

 

New Ninja ZX-10R will be introduced in KRT edition, its ex-showroom price and specifications will be released in due course of time. Customers can pre-book New Ninja ZX-10R for an amount of Rs. 1,50,000 at the authorized dealership of IKM and customers can expect the delivery of the bike by mid of June 2019. The pre-booking facility is open from 26th April 2019 till 30th May 2019. As this bike will be produced in limited numbers in first lot, the bookings will be closed after reaching targeted numbers.

List of new price, effective from 01st April 2019, is here

India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd.  shares list of new prices which are effective from 01st April 2019.

Sr. NoModel NameNew Price
(w.e.f. 1st April 2019)
1Ninja 3002,98,000
2Ninja 4004,99,000*
3Ninja 650 (Standard)5,89,000*
4Ninja 650 (KRT Edition)5,99,000*
5Ninja 100010,29,000*
6Ninja ZX-6R10,49,000
7Ninja ZX-14R19,70,000
8Ninja H2 SX22,89,000*
9Ninja H2 SX SE28,19,000*
10Ninja H234,99,000*
11Ninja H2 CARBON41,79,000*
12Ninja H2R75,80,000*
13Z6505,69,000*
14Z9007,69,900*
15Z900RS15,70,000*
16Z100015,10,000
17Z1000R16,10,000
18Vulcan S (Black)5,49,900*
19Vulcan S (Orange)5,59,900*
20Versys-X 3004,69,000
21Versys 6506,69,000
22Versys 100010,89,000*
23KX1004,87,800
24KX2507,43,000
25KX4507,79,000
26KLX1102,99,500
27KLX140G4,06,600
28KLX450R8,49,000

Kawasaki India reveals price of the Versys 1000

12th Feb 2019 India’s largest premium motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki announces the price of Versys 1000. Popularly known as “any road, any time”, the Versys 1000, available in pearl flat stardust white/metallic flat spark black colour, will be sold at Rs. 10,69,000 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).

Kawasaki’s Rideology philosophy focuses on rider-centric development of legendary machines. This philosophy is visible in the Versys 1000, a crossover sport model of Ninja 1000, which has engine and chassis designed to maximise riding enjoyment on the street. And to offer sporty riding experience with even greater confidence, new Kawasaki’s top-level electronic rider support, which includes Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Electronic Cruise Control, and Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF) etc. plays a pivotal role.

Mr. Naoki Matsumoto, Managing Director – India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd., commented, “The bespoke Versys 1000 has a style of adventure model, but it is most suited for sport riding and long touring.  Technically, it is a crossover from the Ninja 1000 with a purpose of thrilling performance with everyday versatility. I hope our customers explore endless possibilities with the Versys 1000. ”

While the cruise control in the Versys 1000 is ideal for long touring, a highly comfortable seat and good wind protection complement the relaxed riding position which also make it easy to spend a long time in the saddle. Windscreen height can be easily adjusted from the rider’s seat for comfortable highway cruising. Besides, tyres selected for their road sports potential offer superb cornering performance for more fun in the hills, great high-speed stability, and a strong on-road image to go with the Versys 1000’s sporty character.

The “all day, every day” Versys 1000 is manufactured in Kawasaki India’s factory situated in Chakan, Pune. Customers who booked the Versys 1000 during pre-booking period can expect the delivery of their motorcycle from March 2019 onwards. New interested buyers can contact their nearest Kawasaki dealer for booking related information or can also send a booking enquiry from the website of India Kawasaki Motors.

Vehicle Features at glance:

  • Exciting In-Line Four Engine, based on Ninja 1000, with strong torque at all rpm (especially in the low-mid range),
  • Aluminium twin-tube frame
  • Suspension: Updated front and rear suspension settings contribute to plusher feeling suspension.
  • Radial-Mount Front Brake Calipers
  • Twin LED Headlamps
  • Adjustable Windscreen
  • Handy power source (DC socket for accessory)
  • High-Class Instrumentation

Notable features in Electronic

  • Electronic Throttle Valves
  • Kawasaki Cornering Management Functions (KCMF)
  • Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
  • Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)
  • Electronic Cruise Control

Deliveries of the Ninja ZX-6R commenced

2nd Feb 2019 India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. announces commencement of deliveries of sublime road supersport Ninja ZX-6R from 1st week of February 2019. In November 2018, the Ninja ZX-6R debuted with pre-booking facility and the price was announced on 15th January 2019.

The 636cc inline four-cylinder DOHC engine has been optimized for the street and the track, offering an exhilarating experience in a wide range of riding situations. The Ninja ZX-6R features new gearing which makes more fun on the street and winding roads. Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) is a standard equipment, complementing advanced rider support technology like 3-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode selection and Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS). Besides, Bridgestone’s latest sport tyres BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 contribute to lighter handling, while offering superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment.

Speaking on the epoch-making occasion, Mr. Naoki Matsumoto – Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. said, “The Ninja ZX-6R created a great stir when its entry in Indian market was announced. Because the Ninja ZX-6R is an ambitious project for us, starting deliveries of the Ninja ZX-6R is indeed an exciting moment. We hope that our customers relish riding Ninja ZX-6R on streets as well as on race tracks.”

The price of locally assembled Ninja ZX-6R is Rs. 10,49,000/- (Ex-showroom). For test ride, booking and delivery related information, customers can contact their nearest dealers.

1.     636cc inline four-cylinder DOHC engine with maximum power – 95.4 kW {130 PS} / 13,500 rpm, maximum torque – 70.8 N·m {7.2 kgƒ·m} / 11,000 rpm and red line rpm starts from 16,000

2.     Single seater for Indian market

3.       Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)

4.       Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) with total 3 modes and 2 power modes (Full power / lower power)

5.       Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)

6.       Class-leading SHOWA suspension

7.       SHOWA SFF-BP fork

8.       Assist & Slipper Clutch

9.       Pressed-aluminium perimeter frame

10.   Updated Ergonomics with adjustable clutch lever

11.   New styling with twin LED headlights and taillight

12.   Multi-function LCD screen

  1. Exclusive Kawasaki Racing Team colours & graphics
  2. Battlax hypersport S22 of Bridgestone

Kawasaki India reveals introductory price of the all-new Ninja ZX-6R

15th Jan 2019 India Kawasaki reveals the price of all-new Ninja ZX-6R in India. In October 2018, the entry of the Ninja ZX-6R was announced with pre-booking facility. Designed to deliver the fun and excitement of a supersport machine to a wide range of riders, the Ninja ZX-6R offers superior performance and provides riding exhilaration in situations ranging from the track to the hills and the highway to the city.

Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd said, “We are happy to introduce Ninja ZX-6R, which has done remarkably well in WorldSSP racing competitions. It not only had good number of pole positions, but also won the championship twice in last four years. While the Ninja ZX-6R is performing well in various international racing competitions, we are sure our customers in India will enjoy riding this supersport bike. After pre-booking announcement, we have received overwhelming response with excellent number of bookings. We are confident and positive about the performance of our Ninja ZX-6R in the Indian market.”

The Ninja ZX-6R features high-grade technological features like KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Twin LED headlamps, LED taillight, KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) and the silencer with a sporty look. The high-grade instrumentation has newly added features in fuel gauge and remaining range function. Apart from this, it has also a large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other. Bridgestone’s latest sport tyres BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 contribute to lighter handling, while offering superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment. Like the Ninja ZX-10R, the Ninja ZX-6R will be assembled in India as a single seater motorcycle.

The introductory price of the all-new Ninja ZX-6R is Rs. 10,49,000 (Ex-Showroom). A significant change in the price is imminent. Customers who pre-booked the bike will start getting deliveries from February 2019 onwards. For new booking and delivery related information, customers can visit their nearest Kawasaki dealers.

MY19 KLX140G launched in India.

11th Nov 2018 India Kawasaki Motors announces a launch of MY19 KLX140G in India. The KLX140G motorcycle offers full-size capability in a durable and lightweight package. At over 30 pounds lighter than other off-road bikes with full-size wheels, the KLX140G offers confidence-inspiring capability to take on variety of terrain.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said, “Kawasaki has legendary history of dirt bikes. The KLX140G is ideal for every beginner who is willing to gain experience of trail riding. The beginners normally are adults and big youth of all sizes. Yet, the lightweight KLX140G is a comfortable fit to suit a wide variety of off-roaders. Besides, India has suitable landscape for dirt bikes. Therefore, I am sure that the KLX140G will have excellent success in India. Due to positive response to the KLX140G, we are happy to bring the latest version for our customers this year also. ”

The air-cooled engine eliminates the need for radiators while keeping the chassis slim and lightweight. The 144cc engine also provides strong torque ideal for learning riders. Full-size wheels help give more ground clearance on the trail and offer a taller seat height and roomy open ergonomics for taller riders while still enabling a comfortable reach to the ground. The easy and dependable electric start along with five-speed gearbox with manual clutch allow smooth and easy engagement.

While there are no changes in the technical aspects, the only change is in the graphics of the bike, The KLX140G of 2019 will be available for Rs. 406,600 ex-showroom Delhi. Interested customers can visit the nearest Kawasaki dealership for booking and delivery related information.

Versys 1000 to be made available in pearl stardust white

19th Nov 2018 India Kawasaki Motors would like to inform all the stakeholders that the Versys 1000 MY2020 will be made available in pearl stardust white colour instead of candy steel furnace orange. On 16th November 2018, the Versys 1000 MY2020 was launched in candy steel furnace orange colour with pre-booking facility.

Speaking on the change in availability colour, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd., said, “The Versys 1000 in candy steel furnace orange is discontinued for India. Hence the decision has been taken to bring the Versys 1000 in pearl stardust white colour.”

The pre-booking facility has been made available on Versys 1000, which will be open till 31st December 2018. For more details about product and booking details, customers are advised to get in touch with the nearest dealership.

Pre-bookings of Versys 1000 MY2020 open now in India

16th Nov 2018 India Kawasaki announces a launch of Versys 1000 MY2020 by opening pre-booking facility for customers. The newly introduced Versys 1000 in the Indian market will be a standard variant, which will be assembled locally in the plant of India Kawasaki Motors. Boasting even greater comfort and versatility, the Versys 1000 is designed to offer maximum riding enjoyment across a wide variety of street riding situations like its predecessor. Its relaxed, upright riding position offers a high level of machine control, and is complemented by a highly comfortable seat and good wind protection, making it easy to spend a long time in the saddle.

Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd, said, “Versys 1000 is known as any road, any time motorcycle. It also has the most versatile adventure-style for fun sport riding and touring. The locally assembled Versys 1000 certainly gives us an advantage to sell the bike at a very attractive price, but most importantly, we are happy to create more buying opportunities for our highly enthusiastic customers. We had a good success with earlier Versys 1000. In the recent times, we have received good number of enquiries from customers and therefore we again expect a good success with the new Versys 1000.“

A key to the Versys 1000’s fun factor is the exciting liquid-cooled, in-line four engine, which delivers more than just performance figures. The new Versys 1000 benefits from numerous upgrades that add to both riding exhilaration and touring potential. The engine now boasts Electronic Throttle Valves (ETV), which enable the addition of Electronic Cruise Control. The ETV system is Kawasaki’s first system with the accelerator position sensor located in the handle. Eliminating the throttle cable means less maintenance. In the standard model, updated front and rear suspension settings contribute to plusher feeling suspension.

In addition to standard ABS, the Versys 1000 is equipped with Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS). This Kawasaki’s supersport-grade high-precision brake management system is now standard equipment on the Versys 1000. New instrumentation with an advanced, high-tech design gives the Versys 1000 cockpit a very high-class appearance. The analogue-style tachometer is complemented by a full digital LCD screen. In addition to the digital speedometer and standard gear position indicator, display functions include fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, bank angle display and max bank angle recording function, coolant temperature, intake air temperature, clock, economical riding indicator, and IMU indicator. The addition of advanced Kawasaki IMU-equipped rider support systems contributes to riding enjoyment as well as rider confidence.

Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) offers three modes, which cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. The Versys 1000 boasts attractive features such as adjustable windscreen, twin LED headlamps and emotional design.

While the Versys 1000 will be available in candy steel furnace orange colour, its ex-showroom price and specifications will be released in due course of time. Customers can pre-book the Versys 1000 MY2020 for an amount of Rs. 1,50,000 at the authorized dealership of India Kawasaki Motors and can expect the delivery of the bike post April 2019. The pre-booking facility is open from 16th November 2018 till 31st December 2018. As this bike will be produced in limited numbers in first lot, the bookings will be closed after reaching targeted numbers.

Double Champion Rea Makes Superbike History With Kawasaki

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured his second FIM Superbike World Championship in succession thanks to a second place finish in the opening race at Losail in Qatar. The last time this feat was achieved was 17 years ago. Tom Sykes (KRT) finished fourth in the race to remain second in the championship standings, with one race remaining tomorrow.

Rea, who had won his eighth career Superpole contest earlier in the day to start from the best grid spot, was intent on winning the 17-lap race to secure the title as he enjoyed a large points cushion of 48 over Sykes at the start of the day. Tom was the only rider who could possibly catch Jonathan on this final weekend of the 13 round season, but the title was decided one race before the end after Rea’s podium ride.

Rea is one of only four riders to have won WorldSBK titles from one year to the next, joining Carl Fogarty (twice), Doug Polen and Fred Merkel in that exclusive club.

In race one at the 5.380km Losail circuit Rea had chased eventual race winner Chaz Davies in the early laps and held station behind him for some time. Jonathan eventually eased off to earn more than enough points to make his second championship secure.

Sykes could not make his optimum pace in the early laps on fresh tyres but towards the end he made up ground and went from fifth to fourth by passing Nicky Hayden on the last lap and closing in on eventual final place podium man, Sylvain Guintoli.

With one race left to run there are still many possibilities for each KRT rider but Sykes will now concentrate his efforts defending his second place in the points ranking, as he is now seven points ahead of Davies.
Jonathan currently has 482 points and Sykes 427, ahead of the final race of the year.

Race two will take place at 21.00 on Sunday 30th October, local Qatar time.

Jonathan Rea, stated: “It is incredible to have won back-to-back championships. It is very raw right now because I have not had time to take it in, but to have such a year like I had last year – and then this year with the new bike – I think we faced a lot more challenges this time. I am really happy and proud of our work because this bike was so new. To win in the first year of a new model is incredible and I want to thank Kawasaki for building such a good base bike. I expect to go from strength to strength. It felt like we really had to win the championship this time so I have to thank everybody all around me in the team. I want to thank each and every one of them.”

Tom Sykes, stated: “Congratulations to Johnny because two on the bounce is great. He is riding very well and it is credit to the team and Kawasaki Racing. We have come from way back in 2011 and they have been so consistent in the last few years, fighting for world titles. This year I am not the rider to take the title on the Ninja but at least the trophy is staying inside Kawasaki. It was a really strange race today because I could not get the pace in the beginning but towards the end I felt we improved it. It seems to me like I was also catching Sylvain at the end but the race was too short to make a good ending.”

Guim Roda, Team Manager, stated: “I would like to pass my biggest congratulations to Johnny for his consecutive title wins. A championship win is something very difficult to achieve, and even more so for two in a row. It has been a very complicated year, much more than people can see from outside, so for me his job has been of great value. I hope he enjoys the moment with all his friends and family, because for sure all in KRT will enjoy it for some days. All the staff from KRT and Kawasaki always try their best to give our riders the right tools to make their dreams come true. We all are very happy for Rea make his dream come true while riding the green power machine.”

Steve Guttridge, Kawasaki Europe Racing Manager, stated: “We all know that winning any championship is so difficult. Johnny made that look almost easy last year on our fully proven KRT race bike.
We understood that defending that number 1 plate at this level of racing was going to be an even tougher challenge in 2016. Our all-new Ninja ZX-10R proved to be an excellent base. With intelligent development on and around the WorldSBK circuits this season all of the team and JR have made an incredible job again in retaining that Championship title for Kawasaki.”

Shigemi Tanaka of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Motorcycle and Engine Company, Marketing Department, stated: “Congratulations to Jonathan, it is a great accomplishment to win the World Superbike title in two consecutive years. I am sure that all Kawasaki fans across the world will join KHI in congratulating Jonathan on his achievement and also thanking Tom Sykes for a year of excellent performances. This back-to-back championship highlights once more the excellence of Ninja ZX-10R as a supreme road bike and an unbeatable racing package.”